Last gasp from Sal Ciardulli; he turns his keen eye to the final day of Cup week and as usual is ready to share his insights (and a touch of indignation). How will a rain affected surface and headwind play out?
Sal Ciardulli found the Hotham/Saab/QuikEze winner at good odds on Saturday. Now he turns his laser vision to Tuesday’s Cup.
Sal Ciardulli gives Punter a whack, on the way through to helping punters sort out a mammoth Flemington racecard. “The winners are well concealed” (racing cliché #426) but Sal has been doing a lot of digging to find them for you.
The Salmeister previews the Cox Plate and other Money Valley mayhem. He reviews the ascension of the Almanac’s own St Ange to the Socceroo’s gig (well he is on ABC Insiders, and so is our glorious leader, so Ange is as good as family).
Sal Ciardulli’s mind is on the Caulfield Cup. But his heart is at Upton Park this weekend, where his lad will be witnessing his Hammers take on Manchester City. Sal’s forever blowing bubbles.
Sal Ciardulli sorts out the AFL trade week; cricket broadcast rights; decision referral system; and all the big group races at Caulfield and Randwick. If he lands the Melbourne quaddie, Barrack Obama is flying him to Washington DC to sort out the US budget impasse and resolve the Syrian civil war.
Looking for an all rounder to open the batting in the quaddie; cover the slips in the AFL trade rules; and bowl over the flaws in the Ross Lyon game plan? Sal Ciardulli has all the bases covered: more reliable than Watto and more likeable than Stuart Broad.
Take one part Wrap; one part Crio and ten parts of the best wit and wisdom you’ve heard since Tony Soprano died. Mix well and you’ve got all the elements of Sal Ciardulli’s weekend feast of footy and racing. Best consumed with a tasty little Chianti.
Sal Ciardulli has the good oil – on Dusty Martin, the Bombers, last weekend’s vanquished, the People’s Finals, and this weekend’s racing. Need a tip? Sal’s your man.
Is it worse to bow out in week one of the finals or avoid the scrutiny and not make them at all?
It’s a busy weekend for sports nuts and Sal Ciardulli has cast a discerning eye over a few highlights in footy and racing. What to consider when backing your favourites? Plus, the season gone – how did the vanquished fare against predictions?
Could this be the season where one of the bottom half of the finalists rewrite the record books? Possibly even the ninth placed team?
The fan in the stand deserves better, writes Sal Ciardulli.
Sal Ciardulli wants the Bombers punished for their hubris (and for Malthouse to stop commenting and get on with fixing the Blues).
Given the Saints were just shy of a flag, Sal Ciardulli conducts a forensic inspection of the differences between the 2009-10 Saints and his current charges at Freo.
Sal tipped the Doggies last weekend for a full card. He’s turning his full attention to this weekend’s games (Helps take his mind off the inconsistency of Essendon playing all year while Ahmed Saad’s career is immediately put on hold.)
Plenty of own goals this past week, writes Sal Ciardulli, with Cricket Australia, Essendon, Scarlett and O’Grady all putting the ball past their own keepers.
Tonight’s game is the clash of the disappointments for 2013. North go in as favourites over their Navy Blue bunny. Since the 1995 preliminary final, North have only lost 6 games to the Blues, and only twice since 2005.
Before 17 clubs throw their veterans, their future stars and their kitchen sinks at the Giants for the number one pick, Sal Ciardulli asks them: Is it all worth it? Is the next Cooney, Goddard or Hutton really worth the upheaval?